At Inner City Law Center we are very proud of the quality of our legal representation and advocacy and our ability to achieve excellent results for our clients. You can see some examples of these excellent results in the following videos:
- Video: Habitability, Eviction Defense and Female Veteran Client Stories
- Video: Slum Housing, Homeless Veteran Client Stories
- Video: Habitability, Disabled Female Veteran Client Stories
- Video: Poor Housing Conditions, Eviction Defense and Vietnam Veteran Client Stories
Here are some additional examples of our successes (most client names have been changed to protect their anonymity).
- The Zambrano family lived in an apartment with rats, cockroaches, leaky plumbing, no heat, and only intermittent water and electricity. Once while cooking dinner, Ms. Zambrano heard a loud creak above her; she moved out of the way just before her kitchen ceiling caved in. Read more.
- Ms. Washington is single mother with three children whose landlord had repeatedly ignored orders from City inspector to make her apartment habitable.
- A routine inspection by the LA Housing Department of Ms. Rosario’s apartment found broken doors, no heat and extensive mold. Read more.
- Ms. Alvarez and her children were asleep in their beds when their apartment building in Koreatown collapsed. Ms. Alvarez’s bed fell from the second story to the basement. Read more.
- Four families came to Inner City Law Center because the apartment building where they lived had just been foreclosed upon. The building had serious electric, plumbing and structural problems, as well as cockroach, rat and bedbug infestation. Read more.
- For over 30 years, Maria (age 71) and Armando (age 91) had been perfect tenants. They paid their rent on time, maintained their apartment, and never called attention to themselves. Read more.
- Ms Johnson was a devoted mother, a case manager at a social services agency, and working towards her college degree when she became tangled in red tape and an avalanche of medical bills. Read more.
- Ms. Wilson had over 30 radiation and chemotherapy treatment sessions for her breast cancer. She fell one month behind in her rent and her landlord filed an eviction lawsuit with a trial date set for three days before Christmas. Read more.
- When Ms. Kroger’s son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, she fell behind on her rent and was in danger of becoming homeless. Read more.
- For seven years, the Logan-Tapia family faithfully paid its rent by sending the landlord a cashier’s check. One month however, the post office lost the check and the landlord threatened to evict the family. Read more.
- “Maria de Leon and her husband, Jesus Batista, were on the verge of homelessness when they arrived at the nonprofit Inner City Law Center on skid row.” Read more about this case that was profiled in the LA Times.
- Ms. Fernandez is a single mother raising two children in Van Nuys. When the State Healthy Families Program denied her application for benefits to help pay for her twelve-year old daughter’s diabetes medication, she contacted Inner City Law Center. Read more.
- The Arellano family lived peacefully in their down Los Angeles apartment for 13 years. The family’s problems began with a new owner who, in order to convert the building to condominiums, repeatedly tried to evict all the tenants illegally. Read more.
- Mr. Thompson served in the Navy on the longest tour of duty of any of the American World War II forces in the South Pacific. Read more.
- When Mr. Hinajosa came to Inner City Law Center he was on the brink of homelessness. Mr. Hinajosa is a veteran who was deployed on several tours in Vietnam. Read more.
- Ms. Bell was sexually assaulted by multiple fellow service members while on active duty in 1979. As a result of the assault, Ms. Bell suffers from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and experiences debilitation anxiety, depression and nightmares. She has been homeless for over twelve years. Read more.
- After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Ms. Hamilton applied for Social Security Disability Insurance. When the Social Security Administration denied her claim, she approached Inner City Law Center for help. Read more.